Katy Perry Opens Up on 'Ellen': Celebrities Aren't Perfect (VIDEO)
Though she launched six (yes, six) number-one hits off her CD, Teenage Dream, pop phenom Katy Perry has faced a number of personal struggles in the last year or so, including a high-profile divorce from her husband, Russell Brand.
The divorce is highlighted in her new 3-D documentary, Part of Me, out July 5; and as the 27-year-old revealed on ELLEN, the decision to include her personal highs and lows was "important."
What else did she reveal?
"I think sometimes people think that we’re perfect, and we know we’re not perfect, at all," she said, on the episode airing Tuesday. "I think it’s important [to] start breaking down the idea that, to achieve your dream, you always have to be perfect, or flawless or live in some kind of fantasy world.
"That’s why I decided to put everything into the film, in the most tasteful way," she added. "But mostly it’s about how I go there and the ride along the way -- which can be bumpy. But, mostly, it was extremely fun."
Since her marriage ended at the end of 2011, Katy -- who has reportedly split from her boyfriend, Ryan Gosling lookalike Robert Ackroyd -- has been pretty vocal about what went down -- mostly through song, that is. Two of her singles -- "Part of Me" and her latest song, "Wide Awake" -- have lyrics that appear to be about her one-year marriage to the British funnyman.
Russell himself talked about his split from Katy in a recent interview with Ellen, in which he said, "I love her as a human being."
"Sometimes when you’re in a relationship I suppose it doesn’t work out, does it? But that doesn’t mean I regret it or anything. I was happy to be married with her," he added.
What do you think? Are Katy and Russell handling their divorce responsibly, and what do you think of Katy's new song, 'Wide Awake'?
Watch her interview above, then relive her performance at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards in our video, below!